2017 Disasters: Delivered More Help for More People
In a year marked by historic hurricanes, wildfires and other crises, the American Red Cross was there for a record number of people whose lives were upended by major events.
13.6 millionmeals and snacks served
7 million relief items distributed
658,000 overnight shelter stays
267,000 health and mental health contacts
Even though more people hear about large disasters like wildfires and floods, the biggest disaster threat in the United States is home fires. Through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, we’ve been able to make a difference.